Guangzhou Customs has worked out Twelve Service Measures to support Guangzhou new Baiyun International Airport to become the air pivot of South China to connect the world based on the principles of “Clients are the basis and Customs shall build a convenient environment for law-biding and smooth Customs clearance”. Guangzhou Customs now are building a favorable environment for clearance and providing the best services to speed up Customs clearance and promote the operational efficiency of the airport in the round. Among the twelve measures, the fifth measure is: the customs simplifies the formalities and facilitates the trade for goods of air-land-air mode and speeds up the circulation of the goods between Guangzhou and Hong Kong airports or Guangzhou and Macau airports to make the most of the aero resource. In specific, the customs treats the air-land-air goods through land transportation with a reference to air cargo.
In order to make the enterprises understand the convenient measure better, our Customs formulates this guide to offer help to the enterprises when going through the relevant formalities.
What is “Air-Land Coordinated Transport”? What advantages does it have when compared with the actual transit?
Air-Land Coordinated Transport refers to the model that the import goods are transited to the destination by land after arriving at the airport in China Customs territory from other territories by air or that export goods are transited outward by air after arriving at the airport by landway transit from the place of departure.
At present, there are two main methods of air-land coordinated transport between Guangzhou and Hong Kong/Macao. First, when setting out overseas, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport or other mainland airports have been fixed as the destination of the goods. After the plane arrives at Hong Kong airport or Macao airport, the goods will be carried to the Mainland by motor vehicles through Huanggang Port/ Gongbei Port and the clearance will be made in the Customs of Baiyun Airport or the goods will continue to be transited to backland. Second, Airline Company sells the air waybill in Hong Kong or Macao to undertake the bulk cargo to Guangzhou or backland from Hong Kong Airport or Macao Airport. The bulk cargo will be transited to Baiyun Airport for Customs clearance or continue to be transited to backland by plane.
Customs shall exercise supervision and control over the above air-land coordinated transport (the difference from land transit is that: for coordinated transport goods, the owner of the goods or the agent need not go to the airport to go through the formalities for goods picking-up and transition since the air transport company will do such things for them) goods. The air cargo shall be dealt with according to air joint-journey after they are loaded onto the cargo truck attached with the air waybill. Customs shall examine and verify such documents as air waybill only to release the cargo truck when the cargo truck enters or leaves the airports between Guangzhou and Hong Kong or Guangzhou and Macao or when the formalities are gone through for quadratic transit. The Customs formalities for import or export goods shall be gone through in a lump when the goods are transported into or out from the airport.
How do the import/export formalities of air-land coordinated transport goods go through?ⅰ Import: